[R] Roots of quadratic system.

Bill.Venables@csiro.au Bill.Venables at csiro.au
Mon May 2 02:20:11 CEST 2005

Are you looking for a unique solution or families of solutions?

Can't you turn a root-finding problem for a system of equations 
with a unique solution into an optimisation problem, anyway?

E.g.  You want to solve

f1(x) = g1
f2(x) = g2

Why not optimise L(x) = (f1(x) - g1)^2 + (f2(x) - g2)^2 + ... 
with respect to x?  If the minimum value is zero, then you are
done; if it is greater than zero your original system does not
have a solution.

If you are in the complex domain the changes needed are obvious.


: -----Original Message-----
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: [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of John Janmaat
: Sent: Monday, 2 May 2005 12:48 AM
: To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
: Subject: [R] Roots of quadratic system.
: Hello,
: I have a system of quadratic equations (results of a 
: Hamiltonian optimization)
: which I need to find the roots for.  Is there a package 
: and/or function which
: will find the roots for a quadratic system?  Note that I am 
: not opimizing, but
: rather solving the first order conditions which come from a 
: Hamiltonian.  I am
: basically looking for something in R that will do the same 
: thing as fsolve in
: Matlab.
: Thanks,
: John.
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